Snow Forces State DEP To Postpone Six Mile Run Cleanup

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The Blackwells Mills Road property targeted for a cleanup later this month or in early April.
Photo: Americorps

A planned March 13 cleanup of a Blackwells Mills Road property has been postponed because of the snow, a state Department of Environmental Protection spokesman said.

“We’re rescheduling it for late March or early April,” DEP spokesman Bob Considine said.

DEP Commissioner Bob Martin will also attend the cleanup, as he was scheduled to do next week, Considine said.

The property is part of the Six Mile Run area. Eric Tengi, the township’s “watershed ambassador,” told the environmental commission at its March 3 meeting that the property has become a dumping ground.

“A lot of it is household debris, like mattresses and garden furniture,” he said. Tengi said there is also the plastic liner for a pickup truck bed there.

“I didn’t see anything there that would be beyond the capabilities of anyone just lifting it,” he said.

Volunteers are being sought for the cleanup; you can do so by contacting Tengi at (609) 737-3735, ext. 32 or emailing americorps@thewatershed.org or Cameron Black at (908) 685-0315, ext. 224 or emailing wsamb@raritanbasin.org.

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